Project: “Klanghelm / Sonic Helmet”
Category: Sound Art
Period: May 2009
Event: Art Residency
Our perspective in everyday life is based upon in general the “eye level” and the “ear level”. The auditory perception determines our sense of the depth and size of a space. According to our size of body and our position in a space, our spatial perception differs. Sound also evokes the tactile aspect of the source of the sound and the multi-sensorial perception of the recipient.
Satoshi Morita’s artistic practice relates to two issues in particular: firstly the development of listening circumstances by means of installations or sonic objects and secondly archiving and composing the sonic environment by special multi-channel recording methods. This sound material forms a basic for the composition for the installation or sonic object.
“Transformation of walking around Nodar into sonic experience – feel the touch of the environment”. The environment in Nodar was acoustically recorded with multiple microphones while the artist was going for a walk. The walk was also accompanied by own-built objects made of stone and wood, which the artist carried to produce sound. The audience experienced the rural environment from an unusual listening perspective, with audio-tactile perception through his inter-sensory sonic object: ‘”Klanghelm / Sonic Helmet”, that provides a unique sonic experience through auditory and tactile perception using three audio-channels.
40° 55′ 5″ N, 8° 3′ 36″ W, an audio composition created by Satoshi Morita for the Sonic Helmet (to be listened with headphones):
Satoshi Morita | Japan, Germany
Satoshi Morita is a Japanese sound artist currently living in Berlin. He holds a graduation in Sound Studies by the Arts University of Berlin. He has been presenting his many sound installations in galleries, museums and unconventional spaces throughout Austria, England and several places in Germany. Satoshi Morita also creates radio pieces that have been broadcasted in several radio art programs (WDR3, Deutchlandradio Kultur, etc.). He was granted an honorary mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2008.